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reply to post by St Udio
To my understanding that man is just regurgitating the same information that can easily be found on the internet.
No top secret information released pertaining to his position.
In other words: Your average ATSer but with slightly better past credentials.
That is interesting. Several of the images have or seem to have 3 fingers. With the detail they used why not 5 fingers? unless they are modeled after some 3 fingered species?
In art analysis one look to what has gone before in order to provide context toward understanding, that is lacking here, these appear as if from nowhere...
reply to post by Akragon
skimmed your thread and noticed that you left out the Anasazi.
Even the Nazca lines has orion in it...
I think they were ET markers laying claim to those regions or maybe even the entire planet for that matter (intended for other ETs that's why they can best be appreciated from the sky) but of course I am just speculating
Does anyone have any thoughts on the likeness of these little clay sculptures being so similar from two different places and two different time periods? I also find that very intriguing.
i cannot do the same with these, and seemingly neither can anyone else.
what is the source of inspiration and what is the intent?
Why should two cultures so seperate in time and space develop conventions of representation that have so much in common and make for the same anomalous depictions
you can't look at it as isolated, compartmentalized, separate subjects. Maybe we should take our ancestors literally when they not only make figurines of, but also tell us of physical encounters with, those exact people?
As with all attempts at "best evidence," my comment is once again, "If this is the best we've got, then it's all a load of crap."
reply to post by Curious69
But consider the slender arms on some examples, it is neither practical or naturalistic, indeed many have broken off, and as a sculptor you should note the unusual manner in which the arm is across the chest in some examples across both cultures, try finding similar any period any culture, thus i find it remarkable that something so quirky should be common to both.
The evidence in terms of the female figurines that the markings seen there could be upon the actual body and not representing costume is ambiguous, a case can be made for both, in terms of the diagonal red and black patterns seen that can only ever be costume.
I don't consider that the females generally are 'fat' in appearance, certainly not the clearly costumed ones, they are remarkably slender and graceful for the period, it is possible there is emphasis and exaggeration in the undressed versions in order to demonstrate a sexual/fertility association as i pointed out.
reply to post by Titen-Sxull
I could point out to you all the traditions and artists that Picasso plundered and plagiarized, explain what he did and why he did it, i cannot do the same with these, and seemingly neither can anyone else.
Why should two cultures so seperate in time and space develop conventions of representation that have so much in common and make for the same anomalous depictions when those same traits aren't found preceding them nor even are they found following them to the same mode of singular expression of iconograpic form, these aren't in any way natural figurines for primitive societies to produce, what is the source of inspiration and what is the intent?edit on Kpm1317vAmerica/ChicagoWednesday0831 by Kantzveldt because: (no reason given)